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Smart City EXPO Barcelona - A big thank you!

Smart City EXPO Barcelona - A big thank you!

The 9th edition of the Smart City Expo World Congress closed after holding its best edition so far, with more than 24.399 visitors from all around the world. OiER and U4SSC together with…

OiER at the 9th Green Standards Week

OiER at the 9th Green Standards Week

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) together with the Secretary of State for Digital Advancement, the UN Environment, the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions (BRS),…

USC & Deutsche Telekom launch Smart City Co-Creation Toolbox

USC & Deutsche Telekom launch Smart City Co-Creation Toolbox

Guidelines with methods and practical examples for cities’ digitization goals Co-creation: Administration and citizens work together to develop the sustainability of their city Strong…

Undiscovered Potentials - Best Practices around the World

Undiscovered Potentials - Best Practices around the World

How can cities around the world become smart and sustainable? In order to provide a valid answer, UNECE and OiER developed the global platform United Smart Cities (USC). In 2016, UNECE initiated the…

Smart cities: Habitat and markets of the future

Smart cities: Habitat and markets of the future

The hotspots of the future are cities and urban areas. We have asked the USC Director Kari Aina Eik for an UdW interview. What is USC about? According to the United Nations, in 2050 around…

Accession from the Netherlands

Accession from the Netherlands

As the first Dutch municipality, Krimpen aan den Ijssel, became part of United Smart Cities, a worldwide program of the European Economic Commission of the United Nations (UNECE) and the Organization…

The Netherlands - Of putting together a smart country

The Netherlands - Of putting together a smart country

In the Netherlands, more and more cities are focusing on smart city strategies. Some are following an unconventional approach: the mayor of Den Bosch, Jack Mikkers, relies on "teddy bear…

High-Level delegation from the Republic of Angola visits USC in Vienna

High-Level delegation from the Republic of Angola visits USC in Vienna

With great honor, the USC-Team in Vienna welcomed an esteemed delegation of the Republic of Angola to the Vienna headquarters. The visit was organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Angola in…

OiER becomes the Geneva UN Charter Centre of Excellence in Vienna to support UNECE activities on smart sustainable cities

OiER becomes the Geneva UN Charter Centre of Excellence in Vienna to support UNECE activities on smart sustainable cities

4 October 2018 - The Executive Secretary of the UNECE, Ms. Olga Algayerova and the Secretary General of the Organization for International Economic Relations (OiER), Ms. Kari Aina Eik, signed today a…